For The Stake of the trail: FAQ


How many stakes do you need?
Our goal is to have one stake for each foot of our mile and a half long trail – so 7,920 stakes.  
Can I paint more than one?
Absolutely!  Paint or decorate as many as you like, however you like.  This is a great project for families to enjoy.
Where do I get the stakes?
They can be picked up at Allegheny RiverTrail Park in our Welcome Center Pavilion area near the glass doors.  If you live within 10 miles of the park and need us to drop one at your house, we can do that as well.  Just email to coordinate.
How do I get them back to you?
Please drop them off at the park and put them in same  container where you picked up the unpainted ones.
I’m not interested in painting one myself, can someone do it for me?
Absolutely!  We have lots of artists in the waiting wanting to help.
Does it have to be painted?
No.  Sharpies also work well.  If you don’t like to draw, just write words that mean something to you.  The beauty of this project is seeing the community’s creativity come together.
When will they be installed?
Our goal is to have the stakes installed by the end of the year.
I have a school, retirement community, knitting group, boy scout troop, church, nursery school, book club etc. that would like to be part of this.  Can I get special pricing so that everyone can participate? 
Yes!  It’s very important to us that this project represent everyone in our community.  After we prime it for decorating, each stake costs us roughly $2.